Different types of power/session icons shown in different parts of application dashboard

Hi, I’m using Manjaro KDE with KDE Plasma version 5.21.5, KDE Frameworks version 5.82.0 and Qt version 5.15.2 ie I’m in stable channel

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System:    Host: hp-bw077 Kernel: 5.4.118-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
           base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 14-bw0xx v: N/A serial: <superuser required> 
           Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required> 
           Mobo: HP model: 8324 v: 22.27 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI v: F.28 
           date: 04/09/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 31.8 Wh (100.0%) condition: 31.8/31.8 Wh (100.0%) volts: 16.7 min: 14.6 
           model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full cycles: 285 
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: AMD E2-9000e RADEON R2 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G bits: 64 type: MCP 
           arch: Excavator rev: 0 cache: L2: 1024 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 5991 
           Speed: 1440 MHz min/max: 1100/1500 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1440 2: 1416 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: amdgpu 
           v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:98e4 class-ID: 0300 
           Device-2: Sunplus Innovation HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
           bus-ID: 1-1.3:3 chip-ID: 1bcf:2c9b class-ID: 0e02 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati 
           unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.35.0 5.4.118-1-MANJARO LLVM 11.1.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 21.0.3 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: AMD vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1 
           chip-ID: 1002:15b3 class-ID: 0403 
           Device-2: AMD Family 15h Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus-ID: 00:09.2 chip-ID: 1022:157a class-ID: 0403 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.4.118-1-MANJARO running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.28 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: r8168 v: 8.048.03-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: b4:b6:86:e5:3a:a9 
           Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
           port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24fb class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: 5c:5f:67:7f:55:6c 
           IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: 52:54:00:e4:4e:73 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-1.4:4 
           chip-ID: 8087:0aa7 class-ID: e001 
           Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 6 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: 
           hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 87.52 GiB (18.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD5000LPCX-60VHAT0 size: 465.76 GiB 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: WD-WX51A28H84VP rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 31.37 GiB used: 18.62 GiB (59.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
           ID-2: /boot/efi size: 256 MiB used: 84.7 MiB (33.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-3: /home size: 191.97 GiB used: 68.71 GiB (35.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 5 GiB used: 116.2 MiB (2.3%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda6 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 36.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 181 Uptime: 12h 33m wakeups: 14 Memory: 3.29 GiB used: 1.94 GiB (58.9%) 
           Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: 1553 pacman: 1535 
           flatpak: 18 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.04

As you can see here, I have application dashboard set as the preferred alternative over application launcher. The power/session icons below favourites are pretty ugly compared to the same icons inside the appropriate category in the menu. Most probably the icons have been replaced by symbolic icons (Idk if symbolic icons exist in KDE, but I’ve experienced them in Cinnamon in the past).
When my default theme is breeze or breath2, those icons are identical. Also when I set Materia theme for the 1st time, those icons were the same. But after playing with themes for a few days (noob mistake, please don’t rant :slight_smile: ), the current abomination of symbolic & colour icons was created.
What I have tried to fix it:

  1. Restart plasmashell
  2. Replace dashboard with launcher & again switch to dashboard
  3. Log out & log back in
  4. Use Wayland session
  5. Search this forum, google, ArchWiki, askubuntu and reddit on this topic
  6. Delete .cache folder in home directory and restart

But nothing works. Can anybody give me a working solution? :slight_smile:

The icon on the bottom are taken from the desktoptheme either from inside


or if you installed some custom, are in


or can be system.svgz in some cases …

and if those do not exist then they are taken from


The other icons are dependent of the icon theme as they are taken by the desktop files that correspond to them.

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That helped me solve my problem. Thanks!

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